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May 21, 2019

SECOORA Receives First Foundation Challenge Grant

SECOORA received $15,000 from the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation to support fisheries research in South Florida. But there is a catch – we are challenged to raise $15,000 in matching donations. These donations will be used to support a graduate student and purchase equipment to support their research. Help us reach this goal and donate today, knowing every dollar you contribute will be matched! Click here to donate.

May 9, 2019

Public Forum | Hurricanes and Climate: What does the data show?

North Carolina is still recovering from the 2018 hurricane season. The devastating impacts of Florence are still be felt throughout the region.   As the climate is changing – and hurricanes become more frequent –scientists are working hard to make sure communities are prepared to face the next storm.On June 17 at 6:30 PM, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, learn from experts on how they are using data, and ingenuity, to increase our understanding of hurricanes and the changing climate.

May 6, 2019

Seeking New Coordinator for the Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership

In partnership with the SDRP Advisory Board, SECOORA is seeking qualified applicants or subcontracting organizations for the position of Coordinator of the Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership (SDRP). This position is currently structured as a half-time position by contract with SECOORA, with funding for 15 months.   Deadline to apply is May 24, 2019. Click here for PDF of announcement.

May 3, 2019

Webinar: An Overview of Hurricane Florence

SECOORA is kicking off hurricane season with an analysis of Hurricane Florence. Join us for a webinar, May 28 at 12 PM ET, with Steven Pfaff from NOAA’s National Weather Service Office, Wilmington, NC.  Mr. Pfaff will discuss the slow-moving hurricane's impacts, challenges for emergency managers, and examine the devastating flooding that affected the Carolinas. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

April 26, 2019

Data Access for the Southeast US Coasts and Oceans

Join us for a free hands-on workshop on the SECOORA Data System. Participants will use the integrated Jupyter Notebooks to create reproducible workflows for analyzing a simple dataset from the SECOORA data portal to create publication-ready plots.When: Thursday, June 20, 2019  Where: NCSU Center for Marine Sciences and Technology - Room 205 | Morehead City, NC 28557  Reserve your spot today. Workshop seating is limited.

April 18, 2019

Webinar | Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms with the Power of Citizen Scientist: The NOAA Phytoplankton Monitoring Network

Join us for a free webinar on April 23 at 12 PM to learn about NOAA’s Phytoplankton Monitoring Network. It is a citizen science program in which volunteers are trained to look for the presence of organisms that could potentially cause a harmful algal bloom. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

April 4, 2019

Meet the 2019 Data Challenge Winners

SECOORA is honored to announce the 2019 SECOORA Data Challenge winners. The two projects chosen clearly communicated benefits to specific user groups, expanding prospective use of web camera data for environmental monitoring. Meet the winners and learn about their projects.

April 4, 2019

Growing Observations with the Closing the Gaps Campaign

The Closing the Gaps campaign has been a huge success and has led to growth in the IOOS Regional Association budgets since 2016.The SECOORA region has benefited immensely. Funding was distributed to SECOORA to purchase two new and four used HF radars which will be deployed across the region. Additionally, SECOORA purchased a G3 Slocum profiling glider which will increase our number of glider days at sea.

April 4, 2019

Advocating for Increasing and Sustaining Ocean Observing

There is no substitute for face to face communication with legislators. In March, Debra Hernandez and SECOORA Board members spent time in Washington D.C. meeting with legislators’ staff to discuss the importance of coastal and ocean observing.

April 2, 2019

Vote on a Name for SECOORA’s New Glider

We are excited to announce that SECOORA purchased a new G3 Slocum profiling glider. The new glider will increase our number of glider days at sea and provide valuable data for hurricane intensity forecasting and ecosystem monitoring.We need your help to pick a name for the glider. We have narrowed it down to three. Vote for your favorite.